University of Utah

Academics at The University of Utah

Step one: Imagine.

Step two: Do.

Whether you want to explore Salt Lake City’s tech industry frontier, collaborate on a business start-up, or explore the vast wilderness just outside of campus, adventure awaits you at the University of Utah. Ranked as a Top 100 World University* and the #24 College for Entrepreneurship**, Utah is the perfect place for you to dream big—and reach those dreams.

With 17 colleges and schools and nearly 100 departments, you’ll find an especially wide variety of majors and minors at the University of Utah. A broad spectrum of diverse academic specialties will help you pursue intellectual goals and give direction to your future career.

*Center for World University Rankings, 2018 — 2019
**Princeton Review, 2016



Best Business Program

US News & World Report, 2019

/ Courses

Sports, Fitness and Nutrition

  • Athletic Training
  • Kinesiology


  • Consumer and Community-Studies-BA
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies-BA
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies-BS
  • Ethnic Studies-BA
  • Ethnic Studies-BS
  • Geography-BA
  • Geography-BS
  • Geoscience
  • Mathematics-BA
  • Mathematics-BS
  • Physics-BA
  • Physics-BS
  • Psychology-BA
  • Psychology-BS
  • Sociology-BA
  • Sociology-BS
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biology-BA
  • Biology-BS
  • Chemistry-BA
  • Chemistry-BS
  • Consumer and Community Studies-BS

Nursing, Health, Care and Sociology

  • Pre Criminology-BA
  • Pre Criminology-BS
  • Recreational Therapy-BA
  • Recreational Therapy-BS
  • Social Work
  • Speech and Hearing Science-BA
  • Speech and Hearing Science-BS
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Health, Society and Policy
  • Health, Society and Policy-BA
  • Human Development and Family Studies-BA
  • Human Development and Family Studies-BS
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Nursing

Pharmacy and Pre-Med

  • Pre Dentistry-BA
  • Pre Dentistry-BS
  • Pre Medicine-BA
  • Pre Medicine-BS
  • Pre Pharmacy

Liberal Arts

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Writing and Rhetoric Studies-BA
  • Writing and Rhetoric Studies-BS
  • Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies: Literature and Culture
  • English
  • French
  • Gender Studies-BA
  • Gender Studies-BS
  • German
  • History
  • International Studies-BA
  • International Studies-BS
  • Japanese
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Middle East Studies
  • Peace and Conflict Studies-BA
  • Peace and Conflict Studies-BS
  • Philosophy-BA
  • Philosophy-BS
  • Religious Studies
  • Anthropology-BA
  • Anthropology-BS
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese
  • Classics
  • Communication-BA
  • Communication-BS

Music, Theater and the Arts

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Ballet
  • Film and Media Arts
  • Modern Dance
  • Music
  • Theatre-BA
  • Theatre-BFA

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Parks, Recreation & Tourism-BA
  • Parks, Recreation & Tourism-BS

Law, International Relations and Politics

  • Political Science-BA
  • Political Science-BS
  • Pre Law-BA
  • Pre Law-BS

Business, Finance and Economics

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Quantitative Analysis of Markets and Organizations
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration-BA
  • Business Administration-BS
  • Economics-BA
  • Economics-BS
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Systems


  • Education-BA
  • Education-BS
  • Special Education-BA
  • Special Education-BS

Architecture, Art and Design

  • Architectural Studies
  • Design
  • Urban Ecology-BA
  • Urban Ecology-BS

Life at The University of Utah

As the capital city of Utah, Salt Lake City also known as “SLC”, is full of excitement and possibility. International students love the growing city’s energy, international culture, and outdoor fun all year around.

The University of Utah has a culture of innovation, encouraging students to create. Home to the #1 Video Game Design Program* in the U.S., the idea of marrying art with science and technology is pervasive across the campus. The student body is highly international, with 2,804 international students representing 130 countries. 600+ student clubs invite your hobbies, passions, and cultural practices to be shared and celebrated with other fellow students.

About Salt Lake City, Utah


Best Engineering Program

US News & World Report, 2019

/ Explore Stockton

Home to nearly 200,000 people, with more coming every year.
Full of diversity, including Latin American, Bosnian, Pacific Islander, and Sri Lankan communities.
Average temperatures are -2 C in January, 21 C in June, and 11 C in October.
Easy and fast public transportation that’s free for Utah students.
Ranked by Forbes as a Top 10 US city for business and careers.
Salt Lake City International Airport, 4 miles from downtown SLC, has flights to almost 100 international destinations.
Top Ten Best Downtown area in the US. Livability, 2016.

" I wanted to study international studies at a university with a diverse student body. As I researched colleges, I found the University of Utah and thought it a good choice. Salt Lake City seemed like a comfortable and safe city to live in as well. "

- Hiroko from Japan

Careers at The University of Utah

Utah is the #1 State for Business and Careers, according to Forbes magazine. As such, Utah graduates face a bright future ahead. Many global companies are headquartered in Salt Lake City, presenting plenty of networking and professional development opportunities. With a vibrant and thriving ecosystem, Utah graduates find themselves in an enviable position.
Famous alumni include writer Orson Scott Card, Pixar cofounder Edwin Catmull, hotel magnate J. Willard Marriott, historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, and musician Kaskade.


World’s Most Innovative University

Reuters, 2016


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